gnutls_init(3)                     gnutls                     gnutls_init(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_init - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       int gnutls_init(gnutls_session_t * session, unsigned int flags);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_session_t * session
                   is a pointer to a gnutls_session_t type.

       unsigned int flags
                   indicate if this session is to be used for server or

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function initializes the provided session. Every session must be
       initialized before use, and must be deinitialized after used by
       calling gnutls_deinit().

        flags can be any combination of flags from gnutls_init_flags_t.

       Note that since version 3.1.2 this function enables some common TLS
       extensions such as session tickets and OCSP certificate status
       request in client side by default. To prevent that use the

RETURNS         top

       GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an error code.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to <>.
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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2001-2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc., and others.
       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
       are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
       notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO         top

       The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the /usr/share/doc/gnutls/ directory does not contain the HTML
       form visit 

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gnutls                              3.6.9                     gnutls_init(3)